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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Nottinghamshire ASA AGM 2021

The 2021 Nottinghamshire AGM will take place online zia a Zoom meeting on Saturday 27th November. Attendees will be abale to log in via the below link from 10:00am, and the meeting will begin at 10:30am.

All clubs are welcome to attend, but if any voting is to take place, then only 3 delegates from each club will be allowed to vote, along with all Notts ASA Past Presidents.

Nottinghamshire ASA 2021 AGM Zoom Meeting

Time: Nov 27, 2021 10:00am

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Meeting ID: 817 4823 7803

Passcode: nottsasa21

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

County Championships 2022

We have now released the Qualifying Times and Schedule for the 2022 Nottinghamshire A.S.A. County Championships.

Full information can be found in the county competitions area here.

The Qualification window has been extended due to the COVID pandemic back to 1st January 2020.

Entries will open on 19th November 2021, and close on 17th December 2021. Once entered, any withdrawals must be made no later than 6pm the day before the event. This will allow us to produce the starts lists for the day, so coaches can print them before they arive (notification that starts lists are ready will be pushed out using the Telegram Notification App). This way we can reduce the amount of paper that we are using as a County (Finals start lists will still be printed).

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Festive Frenzy 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have now released full information for our Festive Frenzy Gala 2021, set to take place at Harvey Hadden Sports Village on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December 2021.

Full information is now available here, although please note that we will be following whatever COVID guidelines are in place at the time of the meet and these will be notified to all entrants if and as they evolve.

As a county we have decided to go as paper free as much as possible, therefore we will not be printing programmes and want to cut down on the amount of paper we use in general. We will be using the “Telegram” service to push out notifications of starts lists and results that can be viewed on the webiste along with any important information and DQ notifications. Telegram is a free to use app, and full information can be found on our competition page for the event.

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Competition Return

With most restrictions across the UK being removed and we are starting to see a small return to competitions for our swimmers, Nottinghamshire ASA have been working behind the scenes to start organising our competitions.

When we were originally told that the restrictions were to be lifted in June this year, we had started planning our Summer Gala in preparation for a return to competitions. However, with the government announcement that the England Lockdown would be extended and this would end just after the date for the Summer Gala, we thought it would be better to play things safe and cancel the competition in full rather than run it under full restrictions.

But, as we are now in our new state of normal, and we now have full guidance on competitions (although this is constantly evolving), Nottinghamshire ASA’s committeess have been meeting to organise the competition calendar for Nottinghamshire for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022. We have listened to those clubs that have provided us with feedback, and although there is clearly a need for competitions, most of the comments that we recieved from clubs, and one that the committee agreed with was that we should not look at running any league competitions in 2021. This frees up the calendar for the remainder of the year so that if clubs can and feel safe to do so, then they can run open meets and internal club competitions. Thus hopefully giving essential funds back into clubs, and also getting swimmers times into rankings, that will be vital for entering other upcoming competitions.

Therefore, our leagues committee are working hard on the calendar for 2022, including reviewing how the leagues are structured.

Our swimming committee are in the last stages of finalising the information for the Nottinghamshire Festive Frenzy 2021, which will be held at Harvey Hadden Sports Village on 4th and 5th Decemeber 2021. Full details of this competition, including the opening of entries should be published within the next couple of weeks.

Nottinghamshire’s County Championships are currently in full planning, and we are hoping to have things sorted and atleast the schedule and qualifying times published in early September. The dates for our 2022 county championships are all booked in at Harvey Hadden Sports Village for 15th/16th Jan, 5th/6th Feb and 19th/20th Feb 2022 (with 20th Feb possibly being for Relays).

As soon as we have more information we will publish this for you all. Please keep safe and it will be nice to see you back on poolside over the coming months.

If clubs have got confirmed dates for 2022 for open meets they are hosting, please can you contact David Fortescue so we can get these on the calendar.

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Judge 1 Trainees

Following the reintroduction of a level of competition across the UK, the British Swimming SOG has taken the following decision with regards to deadlines for candidates to complete Judge 1 training:

  • Anyone who completes their Judge 1 online theory training by the 31 August 2021 will have until 31 July 2022 to complete their practical training.
  • Anyone who completes their Judge 1 online theory training from 1 September 2021 onwards will have 11 months to complete their practical training.

Points to note:

  • The date of completion of the theory training is the date on the certificate.
  • It is important that candidates enter the correct date when uploading their certificate, otherwise it defaults to 1 January 2021.
  • Any practical training that has already been completed can be used, provided it meets the criteria for mentoring as laid down in the log book.

Log books are now being issued on a regular basis so if they are not being received then candidates should email  with their membership number if they have been waiting more than 2 weeks from uploading their certificate.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Leander Job Vacancies

Nottingham Lenader have a few job vacancies. Please find the information for each in the packs below.

Tadpole Assistant Coach

Assistant Junior Squad Coach

Assistant Senior Performance Squad Coach

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Tokyo 2020 (+1)

We wish all of the Team GB Atheletes the very best of luck at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics that have officially started today after a years delay due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Whether our atheletes are originally from Nottingham, or further afield, from the world of swimming or any other sport. We stand as one and wish them all the very best of luck and hopefully will get the medals coming in soon and get Team GB high up on that medals table!

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Alfred Turner Award

During this volunteering appreciation week, Nottinghamshire’s Josie Grange has been awarded the Alfred H Turner award by Swim England. The Award is awarded to those individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to aquatic sport at either club, county, regional, national or international level.

Josie started swimming as a youngster and joined a swimming club in Nottinghamshire which eventually took her to the National Championships.

At aged 18, Josie went to Bedford College to train as a PE teacher and at the end of her training she came back to Nottingham to teach at Ellis Guilford. Whilst there she was encouraged to sit on the Nottinghamshire ASA committee as the schools representative by Ken Martin and so her journey through swimming began.

In 1973 a handful of swimmers from different clubs approached the committee and said they would like to train as a Nottinghamshire team and enter major competitions as a team capable of having relay teams. Josie was charged to look into the viability of this and so Nova Centurion was formed as a competition club but the training was undertaken by Nottinghamshire ASA as a County Swim Squad.

From sitting on the Nottinghamshire ASA committee Josie went on to be part of the East Midlands ASA committee. Josie went on to become President of Notts ASA., and later President of the East midlands ASA.

Josie successfully implemented a system within Nottinghamshire of registering swimmers at clubs within the county to help with running the county’s leagues. Following this success, she was asked by the Amateur Swimming Association to join their staff and start the running of the registration of swimmers and members attached to clubs in a working capacity. Josie helped develop the registration process and club codes that we still use today.

Josie went on to become President of the Amateur Swimming Association becoming the third person in Nottinghamshire to become so, she followed in the footsteps of another Nottinghamshire school teacher Ken Martin.

Congratulations Josie on receiving this prestigious award in recognition for what you have done and keep doing.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Radford Head Coach Appointment

Radford SC are delighted to appoint their new head coach, Mrs Helen Silver.

Helen Silver is a familiar face around the Nottinghamshire poolsides attending many competitions as a coach and as part of the Nottinghamshire County Swim Squad Caoaching staff in the past.

Helen has been with Radford SC for the last 2 years and has been lead coach within the clubs junior programme. Helen herself competed to regional level and went on to take her coaching qualifications, passing her Level 3 in 2005 and has worked alongside Bill Furniss (the now Head of British Swimming and ex-head coach of the Nottinghamshire County Swim Squad coaching the likes of Rebecca Adlington).

After so many years at the club Martyn and Jacqui never envisaged walking away completely, but whilst being involved in a reduced capacity, supporting Helen and the other club coaches, will allow them both to spend more time with their families and allow Martyn to concentrate on his growing business that we see as our Swim Shop at most County Events and the majority of the Nottinghamshire (and further afield) Open Meets!

Helen will be taking on the role from July 1st 2021 and everyone accross the county wishes her the best of luck.

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